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In an Afghan District Verging on Collapse: ‘There Are Too Many Men With Guns’

Afghanistan is home to 35 million people and the United States’ longest-ever foreign war, with no real end in sight. Many of Afghanistan’s 407 districts are caught in a strange limbo between war and peace, stability and violence.

4 million vote in Afghanistan despite violence and technical glitches

More than 4 million people cast their ballots in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election amid spates of violence and logistical issues, Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission announced.

Hundreds of women stand in Afghan election marred by 'chilling' attack

The assassination by the Taliban of a notorious police chief in an important Afghanistan province this week could not have come at a more pivotal moment. On Saturday, parliamentary elections are taking place across the country in a vote that had already been delayed for three years because of security concerns.

How Iran Recruited Afghan Refugees to Fight Assad’s War

War and poverty have scattered Afghans across the globe like pieces of shrapnel. Millions of Afghans came of age in refugee camps in Pakistan and Iran or as workers in the Persian Gulf nations. The migration continues. The past few years have added a new lethal geography to the Afghan diaspora: the battlefields of President Bashar al-Assad’s Syria.

Afghans who marched hundreds of miles for peace arrive in Kabul

On Monday, at least 65 activists — the youngest just 17, the oldest 70 — were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers as they made their way across the Afghan capital with chants of “We Want Peace!” and “No War!”

A Weak Apology After Afghan Airstrike Killed 30 Children

Last Wednesday, the Afghan government apologized to the families of 30 children and six civilian adults who were killed in air force strikes in the northeastern part of the country. The government claimed that the attack also killed at least 18 high-ranking Taliban fighters.

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